eFred wrote:chomuch wrote:Oh whoa, those lunch portions are intense. Do the kids not eat breakfast? Is THAT a normal portion for a Japanese child? How the heck are these kids not overweight?
Exactly what I was asking myselfchomuch wrote:I'm not all that picky, but I do have a small appetite. There's no way in herk I'm stuffing myself every single lunch time. If I bring a plastic bowl or something, can I save the rest of my lunch for later? Can I just tell them, "Oh it's good, but I certainly can't eat all of it. I'll save it for later!" ?
I'm picky (as a mentioned before) so I eat very little. But I do want to know about this too. Would it be okay to bring a thing with and save your food until later? Like I said, I really do not want to offend. I know Word mentioned that he Saran-wrap's his leftovers and it seems to be okay, but how common is this?
As I said above, it depends on the school. At my schools, that is simply not an option. The answer is a flat no. However I know of other ALTs in the prefecture who have no problem doing that, or even bringing their own lunches (most of the ones who bring their own are vegetarians though, or have numerous allergies).
Worrying about things like this at this point in the process is foolish. Instead you should be worrying about making packing lists, getting time sensitive things done that might need to be done, making back up plans, and spending time with friends and family. Worrying over things that are at minimum 5 months away or not at all, and then stressing over them is not a productive use of your time. Especially when these things vary hugely depending on the individual schools you might end up working at.
Get off the forums for a while and think about something else.